Employers paying unemployment benefits after termination

I'm a small business with an employee who needs to be terminated. Current employee is no longer a fit for our company and cannot complete current job duties as the job has expanded beyond the employee's capabilities. The last time I terminated an employee, Washington Employment Services said I was going to have to pay part of the unemployment benefits (weekly pay) for the employee for the 23-ish weeks employee received benefits (I did turn in all paperwork on time). How do I avoid this and can it be avoided? And if not, why do I pay unemployment insurance if I then need to pay for a terminated employee's unemployment benefits?

0 answers  |  asked Sep 11, 2018 9:11 PM [EST]  |  applies to Washington

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